Angry woman shoots boyfriend at New Year’s Eve party

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

PETTY, Tex. -- A New Year's Eve celebration turned into an argument, ending in gun fire in Petty, Texas, northeast of Honey Grove.

Officials say Melonie McKinney was upset with her boyfriend, Jorge Estinoza Martinez, because he arrived home late. When the two started to argue, she set his clothes on fire and then started shooting at his truck.

That was when authorities say she shot Martinez once in the arm.

McKinney is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but was released on $10,000 bond.

Martinez was not seriously injured.


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  • by Get the Facts on Jan 11, 2008 at 07:33 PM
    To all of you who point and say "Guilty" without knowing any more than what this article says, I hope you never get picked for an unbiased jury. And the picture is a MUG shot, not a glamour shot. Another article said he choked her. Anybody ever heard of "self-defense" or are you the type who blame women being abused? True, a gun was extreme, but get the facts.
  • by Anonymous Location: DENISON on Jan 5, 2008 at 06:51 AM
    THATS NO WOMAN BABY, THATS A MAN....YAH
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Jan 5, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    Well I guess he must have pissed her off!
  • by female Location: Sherman on Jan 5, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    If this would have been a man, the punishment would have probably been far worse. Women fought so hard to be treated as an equal to our male counter parts, so thats what needs to happen. She looks slightly butch anyway, who would know the difference? I agree with the first post, women are probably worse then men, only because they think they can get away with whatever and that needs to come to a hault!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2008 at 11:57 PM
    Note to Jorge- LEAVE! NOW!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2008 at 09:30 PM
    aggravated assult with a deadly weapon along with arson of his clothes, and destruction of private property, his truck? a $10k bond is not much to keep this person off the street
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2008 at 04:48 PM
    see females are bad.they are worse than men. but they get away with anything,treat them like a man slap their as---in jail.they are crazy
  • by Dave Location: Anna on Jan 4, 2008 at 02:32 PM
    That is what I would think,Anon
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    Why charged with aggrivated assalt? Why not attempted murder? Please explain.
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